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The Pedalshift Project #199: Preparing for a Solo Bike Tour of the C&O

The Pedalshift Project #199: Preparing for a Solo Bike Tour of the C&O

With the current global circumstances, I’m doing a different tour than I originally planned – a solo, non-contact, self-supported, socially responsibly distanced tour of the great C&O towpath. This is probably the solo bike tour that makes the most sense, and might be the most important one I’ve ever needed. In this episode, the preparation!
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The Pedalshift Project #198: Bicycle Touring Norway

The Pedalshift Project #198: Bicycle Touring Norway

Orange Pedal Award Winner™ Maggie Lonergan joins us again to tell us Maggie Lonergan joins us again to tell us her tale of bicycle touring Norway (plus a little Finland… it has trees) last summer.  Sure we mention that pesky virus, but it’s mostly touring talk, including some of the type II variety!
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xtracycle touring

The Pedalshift Project #197: Xtracycle Touring with Kids

Ever wonder what’s it’s like to strap your kid to an Xtracycle and bring them along for one of the more scenic tours in the San Francisco Bay Area? On this episiode, veteran podcaster and tech reporter Cyrus Farivar shares his experience bringing his daughter on a tour from the East Bay to Half Moon Bay on his trusty ride. Xtracycle touring—it’s a thing!
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The Pedalshift Project 195: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 2

The Pedalshift Project 195: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 2

Day 2 of the trip began with sunshine and exotic birds as I rolled through strawberry country and transitioned from wide open spaces to industrial places to… well I got to Tampa in time to explore some beer! But would I be able to roll right up to Tampa airport or be forced to sheepishly hire a ride for the last 1/4 mile? Read more
The Pedalshift Project 194: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 1

The Pedalshift Project 194: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 1

Central Florida has a thousand personalities. Sure, we all know the theme parks, and the big cities of Tampa and Orlando, but there are also huge swaths of barely developed pastures, orange groves, irrigation canals and lakes to catch a cyclists’ eye while pedaling the miles away. A lot of people come to Florida to escape the chill of winter and return with stories and surprises. Me? I went to go fly the Millennium Falcon, but that’s another story. After that? I rode across Florida. This is the story.
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The Pedalshift Project 193: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Preview

The Pedalshift Project 193: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Preview

The first Pedalshift tour of 2020 is nearly upon us! Whether you believe in The Force or prefer a trusty blaster at your side, this tour starts with a decidedly Star Wars nerdy beginning, but cycles through a Central Florida familiar to some, but not all. Meditate with me young padewans as we mostly not talk about Star Wars stuff, and focus all on my upcoming Central Florida bike tour!
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The Pedalshift Project 192: Bicycle Tour Route Full House

The month of MJ concludes like all good trilogies must… with a bang! No Ewoks in part three, but rather a game of Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Route Poker! Each of us chooses five bike tour routes for our “hand,” and then you get to choose who collected the best set.
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The Pedalshift Project 191: The Pedalshift 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft

The Pedalshift Project 191: The Pedalshift 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft

The month of MJ continues with the very first Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Draft! I explain the rules at the top, and we kind of make it up as we go along, but the essence is each of us chooses pieces of gear or other elements of a bike tour that the other person now cannot choose, and then you get to choose who wins.
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The Pedalshift Project 190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James

The Pedalshift Project 190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James

Happy New Year! January 2020 is very special because we bring you something long denied to you. More Mysterious James. We realized we’ve been doing this bike touring thing for an entire decade, so we talk about our thoughts on a decade of touring, lessons learned and thoughts on the future.
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